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If you use tobacco products on even an occasional basis, or if you frequently consume dark foods and beverages, it can stain the teeth in your smile. Sometimes retail-grade whitening products can remove surface stains. For a more significantly stained smile, you might need a dental bleaching treatment at Frandsen Dental.

However, chronic staining problems could still return without significant changes in your lifestyle habits. In a situation like this, Dr. Colton Rich might recommend fitting you for dental veneers.

These are dental-grade porcelain shells that are custom designed in a professional dental lab to fit over the faces of each tooth in your smile. The veneers will not be as receptive to stains as your natural tooth enamel. Since microscopic staining particles can’t adhere and penetrate your teeth, the veneers will give you a white smile that is easy to maintain year after year.

The process starts with Dr. Colton Rich performing an in-depth examination of the teeth in your smile. It’s important to make sure you have sufficient enamel to secure a veneer. If a tooth has been compromised by a cavity or with thin tooth enamel, Dr. Colton Rich might recommend restoring the tooth with a porcelain dental crown.

A detailed impression will be made of each tooth intended for a veneer. This will be sent to the dental lab to serve as a guide while the technician creates the veneers. Then, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth before

Dr. Colton Rich will call you back in for a second appointment when the final veneers are ready. During this phase of the restoration, he will cement the porcelain shell into place.

If you live in the Orem, Utah, area and you are interested in dental veneers, you should call 801-224-7900 to set up a consultation at Frandsen Dental.